House and Home April 2017
What's Up with Rising Mortgage Rates?

Mortgage rates nationwide are starting to rise after several years of record-low rates. What does this mean for home buyers and sellers? Here are a few points to consider:

The Real Estate Market
Remains Strong

Real estate remains an excellent investment, and real estate markets across the country are consistently strong. In many local markets there is high demand but low... Read More
Despite Fewer Affordable Homes for Sale, National Home Sales Rise

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (NAHB/HOI), housing affordability has hit a new low, the lowest since the third quarter of 2008. To a family earning the US median income of $65,700, 59.9 percent of all homes sold between October and December 2016 were affordable. In comparison, 61.4 percent of homes sold in the third quarter of 2016 were affordable... Read More
Spring Cleaning: Five Tips for Clearing Clutter

Removing last year's unused clutter is therapeutic and necessary. However, knowing what should stay and what should go is often an overwhelming challenge. The following five tips are meant to help with the process of letting go.

1. Does It Get Used? A good rule of thumb when dealing with a stored or unused item is: if it hasn't been used in six months to a year, it's time to let it go. Storing an item that is never used... Read More
Inexpensive Ways to Give Your Home a New Look

A little creativity and a few inexpensive materials can give your home a whole new look. To get inspired, thumb through home décor magazines and let your imagination soar. Here are just a few ideas that won't strain your budget but will still provide a big impact:

Rearrange What You Have
Look for items in your home that could serve another purpose if moved to a different room. For example, a small table used as a nightstand in the bedroom will look very differently used as an end table in the living room.

Natural Beauty
Adding natural elements... Read More
Five Shortcuts to Make Your Home Sparkle This Spring

We all know that one person who just adores cleaning. But for the rest of us, it's a necessary evil that gets old very quickly!

Before you tackle that long list of spring cleaning tasks, try some of these cleaning hacks designed to make these chores faster and easier. When cleaning is fun and effortless, you'll feel more energized and gain the momentum you need to knock out your list of chores. Afterward, your house will sparkle from top to bottom, which is its own reward!

1. Try Natural Solutions Commercial cleaning solutions can add extra costs to your deep cleaning session, not to mention that harsh chemicals can leave behind unpleasant... Read More
William Brundage  -  (248) 980-2455 House and Home  -  April 2017 

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